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VICTOZA 2-PAK

LIRAGLUTIDE

Used with a diet and exercise program to control blood sugar levels in adults with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

302K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 443 of 3362

$133M
Retail Cost

Rank: 197 of 3362

79,901
Patients

Rank: 458 of 3362

42,644
Prescribers

Rank: 438 of 3362

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it's worth it

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it worked well

14%

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

67.7K

2011

141K

2012

227K

2013

302K

2014

354K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$20.8M

2011

$48M

2012

$86.4M

2013

$133M

2014

$177M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$256

2011

$280

2012

$259

2013

$294

2014

$327

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 7,850 26,905 $11.9M
California 6,551 26,446 $11.3M
New York 5,176 20,018 $8.79M
Florida 5,666 20,007 $8.99M
Ohio 4,139 15,539 $6.92M
North Carolina 3,679 13,987 $6.01M
Pennsylvania 2,952 11,406 $5.01M
Missouri 2,551 10,534 $4.45M
Tennessee 2,653 9,432 $4.12M
Illinois 2,376 9,070 $4.14M
Michigan 2,609 8,885 $4.17M
Indiana 2,283 8,212 $3.66M
Georgia 2,115 7,946 $3.41M
New Jersey 2,075 7,414 $3.32M
Alabama 1,901 6,905 $3.04M
Virginia 1,795 6,448 $2.9M
Kentucky 1,573 5,940 $2.56M
South Carolina 1,599 5,634 $2.48M
Arizona 1,608 5,550 $2.56M
Louisiana 1,496 5,406 $2.24M
Kansas 1,107 4,582 $1.95M
Minnesota 1,091 4,507 $2.05M
Massachusetts 1,098 4,236 $1.92M
Mississippi 1,111 4,183 $1.77M
Wisconsin 990 4,002 $1.8M
Oklahoma 1,044 3,937 $1.74M
Washington 956 3,536 $1.67M
Arkansas 846 3,401 $1.45M
Iowa 787 3,395 $1.42M
Connecticut 815 3,230 $1.46M
West Virginia 777 3,005 $1.31M
Oregon 668 2,725 $1.2M
Maryland 857 2,710 $1.36M
Colorado 687 2,623 $1.17M
New Mexico 597 2,305 $993K
Nebraska 553 2,303 $970K
Nevada 634 2,243 $1.04M
Utah 501 2,026 $881K
Idaho 477 1,904 $827K
Montana 411 1,743 $765K
Hawaii 276 1,169 $556K
Maine 277 1,049 $456K
South Dakota 233 982 $412K
North Dakota 246 977 $433K
New Hampshire 224 784 $376K
Rhode Island 168 761 $311K
Delaware 191 610 $302K
Wyoming 131 454 $202K
Vermont 78 312 $157K
District of Columbia 77 233 $120K
Alaska 67 183 $79.7K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for VICTOZA 2-PAK

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled341

VAN NUYS

California

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled339

MODESTO

California

MOHAMMAD IJAZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled265

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

HEATHER TODD FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled250

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

AJAY KUMAR MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled249

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

TODD DARMODY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled248

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

BRIAN LAKE D.O.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled243

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

STELLA ILYAYEVA PHYSICIAN, P.C.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled223

FOREST HILLS

New York

JOHN NICASIO DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled210

HOLYOKE

Massachusetts

JASMIN JAVAHERIAN D.O

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

ENCINO

California

KELLY FLESNER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled187

TULSA

Oklahoma

ANDREW RHINEHART MD, FACP, CDE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

ABINGDON

Virginia

ROBERT RUSHAKOFF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

SAN FRANCISCO

California

RAUF BABA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

ZANDRA PEREZ-CADENA DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled173

HOUSTON

Texas

ALFRED OKEKE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled172

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

LOS ANGELES

California

KEVIN GANONG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled168

JONESBORO

Arkansas

ESTHER KRUG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled158

BALTIMORE

Maryland

RAMI ALMOKAYYAD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled157

AMES

Iowa

ANTHONY JUNG M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled156

FLUSHING

New York

DANIEL TUNG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled151

HOUSTON

Texas

BRUCE LATHAM M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled151

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

GERTI TASHKO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled151

ROCKVILLE

Maryland

SERGIO MATHER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled148

FORT MYERS

Florida